Category Archives: Honeymoon Destinations

Destination Wedding Planning: The Berkshires, Part One

It is no secret I specialize in sophisticated, country fêtes. So when the Berkshire Wedding Collective invited Storied Events to the Berkshire Wedding Tour, I rearranged my schedule and ensured I would be present for several days of venue touring and networking with the areas most talented professionals. To thank the Collective would not be enough, as the experience and knowledge I gained of the area during my stay offered the ability to confidently begin to expand our services to the Berkshires. I toured the area with a group of planners from Boston, New York, Newport and Connecticut. We were all very appreciative of the incredible amount time, effort and details we were graciously provided. Visit the Berkshire Wedding Collective – and enjoy the details of our trip – and follow our blog.  This is the first post of our Berkshire Wedding series.

Stockbridge, the last exit on the Mass Turnpike before you enter New York is home to the Red Lion Inn – my home for four nights visiting the Berkshires. I highly recommend this historic inn as a “home base”. So many attributes to ensure the wedding party, guests and family are delivered a charming first impression of your wedding weekend. The food and entertainment here are fabulous. I miss their breakfasts already!

Images below via Christopher Duggan

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Our first night in the Berkshires we were invited to Wheatleigh. Imagine a Florentine palazoo styled, private estate with 22 acres for your wedding.  Tiffany windows, rolling hills, century old trees, sculpture gardens, luxury appointed rooms and a European trained staff dedicated to ensuring warm hospitality all combine for an awe inspiring weekend wedding. Bliss. If cuisine is at the top of your list, you will be inspired by the menu and your guests are sure to claim your event is the “best wedding ever”.

Images below by John Seakwood Photography

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More to come on our Berkshire Wedding Tour, extraordinary venues and professionals to plan your Berkshire wedding.

xxoo – Carrie


Warm Your Heart in this Cold Weather by Planning a Honeymoon (or vacation!)

After the last few weeks of freezing rain, ice, snow and more snow… I can only daydream of being far away under the sun with my feet buried in the sand. With so much going on at the home front, school for A (my daughter) and planning events for the summer and next winter – we are likely here for the duration of winter. But with honeymoon planning on the agenda for many couples this time of year, I wanted to share a few of my favorite sites to seek your getaway.

If your style is adventure. The Climb.

Manchu Picchu, From the Climb

Manchu Picchu, From the Climb

Big Sky Montana, Galapagos, Thailand to Yosemite.Great deals, time sensitive buys and once in a lifetime experiences. You need to sign up to access the site, but many of the deals are quality and not to be missed.

In need of pampering, experiencing a luxury touch all the way - Luxury Link.

Blue Fields Bay

Blue Fields Bay

The blue waters of the Caribbean, to the rustic villas in Italy there are amazing trips, great prices and year round vacations for relaxing and or winter adventure. Note, some of these deals have time restrictions or are for limited stays. You can ask for extended stay pricing – or get “buy now” deals. If you are in the mood to gamble, you can also bid on auction deals.

Solitude is definitely under estimated. If you like a little peace and quiet, along with the finer things in life, Luxury Retreats is a villa and vacation home site geared for the traveler with a discerning taste.

Villa Azzurra from Luxuryretreats.com

Villa Azzurra from Luxuryretreats.com

Villa Azzurra from Luxuryretreats.com

Villa Azzurra from Luxuryretreats.com

Villa Azzurra from Luxuryretreats.com

Villa Azzurra from Luxuryretreats.com

Villa Azzurra from Luxuryretreats.com

Villa Azzurra from Luxuryretreats.com

Enjoy browsing through these incredible, vacation and honeymoon spots. I know I am already dreaming of white sands, and my morning coffee with that view off the Amalfi Coast!

xxoo – Carrie